The defendant in the 2008 bombing at a Clayton parking garage has been ordered held, online court records show.
Magistrate Judge David Noce on Monday ordered that Milton "Skip" Ohlsen III be "committed to the custody of the Marshals Service until further order" and that he be given "reasonable opportunity for consultation with counsel," information filed with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri states. The information was obtained online using Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER).
Ohlsen in the Missouri Department of Corrections in an unrelated case.
In a June 30 document, U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan laid out his case for having Ohlsen held pending trial:
- He is suspected of five counts in connection with the bombing "in which an individual was seriously injured. These charges carry penalties up to life imprisonment."
- He already has been convicted of possession with intent to distribute cocaine; felon in possession of a weapon; bank fraud; unlawful use of a weapon; theft over $500; and second-degree domestic assault.
"Defendant cannot show that there is any condition or combination of conditions that will assure the safety of the community," the document states. A copy of the document is attached to this article.
Also on Monday, Ohlsen pleaded not guilty to the five charges, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
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